After much research I have finally decided that this shall be my starting point into the world of X-men. After this I shall move through volumes 2 and 3 then onto the Dark Phoenix Saga. I chose to give the original comics a miss as I think they would just grow tiresome very quickly. I may pick the up once I'm all cought up, but for now I'm giving them a miss.
Now just to wait for Amazon to deliver. :/